Tens of Million of Yemenis Hit by Water, Food And Health Care Crisis

Photo: Afta/MINA
Photo: Afta/MINA

Jakarta, 13 Rabi’ul Akhir 1437/23 January 2015 (MINA) – The Country Director of  the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Yemen, Mikko Tanaka said  tens of millions of Yemenis are now experiencing a water supply and food crisis and the lack of health services.

There is a crisis of water, food and health services felt by people every day ” said Mikko Tanaka in discussions of Yemen Our Home here on Friday night (22/1).

According to her,    the ongoing conflict in Yemen has resulted in as many as 19.3 million people lack of clean water and sanitation, 14.4 million suffer from shortage of food and 14.1 million do not have access to health services.

Poor public services, increased number of refugees, the absence of security protection and the cessation of economic activity are other impacts of the crisis.  she added.

The world needs to take concrete steps to provide humanitarian assistance to them, he explained.  (L/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)